All Traffic and Parking Solutions

  1. Liquid Soap Level Detection

    The WORLD-BEAM QS18U ultrasonic sensor monitors the level of soap in a tank in a car wash. The sensor is mounted atop the reservoir, aiming through the transparent top. The sound waves bounce off the surface of the liquid.

  2. Vehicle Detection

    Deployed inside or outside, in fixed locations or on mobile assets, vehicle detection solutions enhance asset management resource allocation, site safety and traffic control.

  3. Shopping Center Directs Vehicles to Available Parking

    During peak shopping times, demand for parking spaces at the center increases dramatically, as does vehicle congestion in the parking lots and around the shopping center. Prolonged searches and long waits for parking spaces has a negative correlation with time and money spent at the center, as well as on overall customer experience and the frequency or likelihood of return visits.

  4. Measuring Turnout Time During Emergencies

    A large metropolitan fire department wanted to integrate vehicle detection capabilities into their dispatch and reporting systems. This would enable the department to better document turnout times and improve asset management. Photo eyes were tested for this task, but their inability to differentiate between human and vehicle movement in the drive bays resulted in incorrect outputs.

  5. M-Gage Wireless Vehicle Detection

    Banner Engineering’s Wireless M-Gage node can easily be inserted into the core in the parking slot of a tractor trailer or dock area. The M-Gage is programmed to look for changes in magnetic state, for example in a trailer truck lane. The units are self-contained, meaning they are protected from environmental conditions. Many other solutions may not have the same protection from environmental factors.

  6. Vehicle Presence and Absence at Loading Docks

    Banner’s R-Gage QT50R senses vehicles as they approach a loading dock, sending a signal to workers inside the facility of a truck’s arrival/departure. Monitoring the arrival of trucks at loading docks is simple with the R-Gage radar sensor coupled with Banner’s quality lighting and indication solutions. The radar sensor reliably detects trucks pulling up to the loading/unloading dock from 15 meters away.

  7. Electric Vehicle Detection

    Banner’s R-Gage radar sensor offers an ideal solution for the electric vehicle detection at recharge stations. When cars park at a charging station, Banner’s R-Gage radar sensor immediately detects the vehicle’s presence. If the car is not plugged into the charge station, a signal is sent to a central location, alerting authorities to remove the vehicle if necessary.

  8. Automated Car Wash Detection

    Previous technology required the use of an inductive loop system embedded into the ground. Installing an inductive loop system requires cutting into a large portion of asphalt or concrete. Over time these inductive loops break and must be replaced. Using a SureCross M-GAGE wireless sensor node eliminates the need for a large inductive loop. The device may be mounted above ground or below ground, requiring only a six to eight inch diameter hole. Vehicle presence is detected by an M-GAGE Node that activates the automated car wash system to power up and trigger the entry door.

  9. Loading Dock Occupancy Monitoring

    M-GAGE Wireless Sensor Nodes mounted on each loading bay signal the arrival of vehicles by illuminating Banner EZ-LIGHT indicators remotely mounted throughout the facility. Supervisors can also be alerted to arrivals using their PC or PDA. Workers assemble quicker at the appropriate dock, cargo security and facility access are greatly enhanced, and docks are freed up faster. Best of all, no through-wall wiring mechanism is required to implement the system.

  10. Vehicle Detection, Gated Community Exit

    Traditional wired inductive loop vehicle detection systems require large sections of pavement or brickwork to be damaged and removed for installation and repairs. To avoid damaging pavement, use Banner’s wireless M-GAGE sensor Node, which requires only a 2.5 inch diameter hole for burial installations. The sensitivity of the M-GAGE vehicle sensor can be configured to detect most passenger vehicles within range of the embedded sensor.

  11. Vehicle Position in Automatic Car Wash

    WORLD-BEAM QS30EX and QS30RRX sensors are designed specifically for reliable, long-lasting performance in the extreme environments of car washes. In this application, a WORLD-BEAM QS30EXQ emitter and QS30RRXQ receiver are configured in opposed mode to verify that the vehicle has passed completely through the drying stage of wash.

  12. Car Wash Status

    There are a wide variety of EZ-LIGHT K50L indicator lights to suit the needs of a car wash application. The lights are rugged and can display up to three colors. The K50Ls can be set up to glow yellow to indicate a finished phase and green to indicate the current phase. For upcoming phases, the indicator lights do not illuminate.

  13. Loading Dock Sensor Monitoring

    The VTB Verification Touch Button has two functions. First, its LED base works as a remote indicator light, signaling inside the warehouse that the outside sensor has detected the presence of a truck. Second, the sensing portion of the LED provides a means for triggering the door opener; the operator places a finger in the sensing region, without having to apply any pressure.

  14. Vehicle Detection in a Self-Serve Car Wash

    The M-GAGE was created to detect the presence of a large metal object, like a car or a truck, and to be installed into concrete and asphalt pavements. This sensor is activated when the customer deposits payment in the pay box. The M-GAGE sensor detects the presence of the stopped vehicle as the patron washes it. When the vehicle beings to leave, it detects the shift in the wash bay's magnetic field and signals the timer to reset. It is also encapsulated in rugged epoxy in order to prevent moisture damage and built to withstand rapid temperature swings, both of which are essential in car wash applications.

  15. Parking Kiosk Access and Control

    An embedded M-GAGE Wireless Sensor Node detects approaching vehicles and sends a signal to the Gateway to activate automated parking control systems, payment kiosks, and automated access control barriers.

  16. Traffic Control at Loading Docks

    EZ-LIGHT Traffic Lights are mounted at each bay to visually signal to drivers when they have permission to back into the loading dock. The lights are preassembled, with up to three indicators and three colors in one housing, making them cost effective and easy to install. Traffic Lights are an ideal solution for outdoor applications, with intense levels of light output and included sun shields.

  17. Indicating Traffic Levels in Vehicle Queues

    Either M-Gage Vehicle Detection Sensors or R-Gage Radar Sensors can be used to monitor a designated checkpoint of each lane and determine the duration of time that each vehicle is stopped at that point. This information is sent to a PLC, which is connected to a series of K80L Segmented EZ-LIGHTs in a traffic control station. The EZ-LIGHTs communicate the status of each lane to the traffic controller, who can then alert toll booth employees when their lane is backing up.